Patient education resources


Use the following Academy resources to educate your patients about skin, hair, and nail conditions.  If you would like to recommend patient education topics that aren't included in the resources below, please submit them for consideration.

  • Patient education

    SPOT Skin Cancer® is the resource for your patients to learn about skin cancer detection and prevention, including how to perform a skin self-exam and track their spots using the Academy’s body mole map.

    Diseases and treatments
    A quick resource to provide your patients with in-depth information about the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair and nail conditions, as well as health and beauty tips.

    SPOT Skin Cancer® educational materials
    Teach your patients the importance of skin care detection and prevention with the Academy's body mole map, flyers with sun safety tips, or presentations about skin cancer.

    For kids
    Teach your younger patients the importance of skin, hair, and nail care.

    Skin Advocate app
    Now available at your fingertips, the listings for patient advocacy groups in the area.
  • Participate in AAD programs

    Skin cancer screenings: Participate in the AAD SPOTme® Skin Cancer Screening program. The Academy provides all the screening materials free of charge. By conducting a screening, you can save lives and position yourself as a health care leader in your community.

    Camp Discovery: Refer your young patients with chronic skin conditions to Camp Discovery for a summer camp experience they won’t soon forget.

    Shade Structure Grant Program: Sponsor a local organization or school’s application for a grant to provide vital UV protection over playgrounds, swimming pools or other outdoor areas.
  • Free website content

    Video series
    Quick videos with tips to help patients learn how to manage their conditions and better care for their skin, hair and nails. You can link to these videos or embed them on your practice website.

    Social media
    Leverage the Academy’s social media platforms to educate your patients and build your practice. Follow the Academy’s Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Pinterest accounts and share the Academy’s messages your patients.

    Public service announcements
    Educate your patients about skin cancer detection and prevention with these straight-forward videos. Embed the PSAs on your practice website or share them through social media.